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BJP accuses Rajasthan CM of buying Facebook 'Likes' from Istanbul

New Delhi, News Nation Bureau | Updated : 10 July 2013, 03:30 PM

Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot on Wednesday landed in soup when the opposition in state accused him of buying Facebook 'Likes' for his page.

The 62-year-old has been accused of "buying likes" for his official Facebook page, by the opposition BJP in Rajasthan.

BJP spokesperson Jyoti Kiran alleged that the chief minister had bought 'Likes' in bulk from IT firms in Istanbul, to project popularity.

Mr Gehlot's Facebook page is believed to have had 2,14,639 'Likes' till June 30. This morning, the page had a healthy 215,000 'Likes'. 

After a steep jump in 'Likes', Mr Gehlot's most popular city - indicating the city with the highest number of his followers - changed from Jaipur to Istanbul.

First Published: Wednesday, July 10, 2013 03:24 PM
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